The Conservatory Library's Special Collections are the focus of the year-long series of exhibits, Bibliorarities. The exhibits are on view in the cases adjacent to the Conservatory Library's Circulation Area during all opening hours.
This documentary presentation by Bernard Millant and Jean Francois Raffin, with assistance from Bernard Gaudfroy and Loic Le Canu, provides intricate detail on the design and history of bow- making in France from 1750 to 1950. The work features biographies of 116 bow-makers illustrated with richly detailed photographs of all elements that play a part in the making of the bows for stringed instruments. Correspondence and other records help describe their methods.